After playing with a Mandelbrot fractal for a while, I discovered the rough outline of a stem and flower pattern, motivating me to make the above.
Self-similarity patterns: The blue petal head has grooves which whirlpool infinitely into two vertigo-like drains. The leaves also have interesting patterns; check out these zoom-ins to see four-leaf groups growing inside four-leaf groups ad infinitum.
Blue roses do not naturally exist. They can only be bred artifically, by cultivating white rose buds in a blue pigment that eventually permeates the petals. Consequently, perhaps a blue rose is a good symbol for fractal art, which creates nature-like phenomena through creative human intervention.
- W.Wu, 8/3/2003 7:59PM